"Lorraine - Lotharingiae Nova Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Northeastern France
Period: 1587 (dated)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
19.9 x 13.5 inches
50.5 x 34.3 cm
Beautiful map compiled by Ortelius from two maps by Mercator. It is a compilation from "Lotharingiae Ducatus Pars Septentrionalis" and "Lotharingiae Ducatus Pars Medionalis" published in Mercator's atlas Galliae tabulae Geograhicae, 1585. This lovely copper engraved chart includes Metz and Nancy an is filled with hundreds of villages and place names. Adorned with three elaborate cartouches. French text on verso, published in 1598.
References: Van den Broecke #50.
A dark impression with marginal soiling and light toning along the edges of the sheet. Manuscript page number below the map at right.